FRELINGHUYSEN, Peter Hood Ballantine, Jr.

FRELINGHUYSEN, Peter Hood Ballantine, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
1916–2011

Biography

FRELINGHUYSEN, Peter Hood Ballantine, Jr., (father of Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, cousin of Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen, great–grandson of Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, great–great–nephew of Theodore Frelinghuysen, and great–great–great–grandson of Frederick Frelinghuysen), a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City January 17, 1916; attended St. Mark's School, Southboro, Mass.; graduated from Princeton University in 1938; graduated from Yale Law School in 1941; admitted to the bar in 1941; lawyer, private practice; practiced law in New York City from December 1941 to April 1942; Office of Naval Intelligence from September 1942 to December 1945 and was released to inactive duty with a commission as lieutenant; took postgraduate work in history at Columbia University in 1946 and 1947; staff of Foreign Affairs Task Force of the Hoover Commission, May to October 1948; engaged in investment business in New York City; director of Howard Savings Bank, Livingston, N.J.; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; died on May 23, 2011, in Harding Township, N.J.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress. Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Princeton University Library
Rare Books and Special Collections Public Policy Papers

Princeton, NJ
Papers: ca. 1938-1975, 241.5 cubic feet. Consists of papers of Peter Frelinghuysen accumulated over two decades as a congressman from New Jersey. Included are general correspondence, correspondence with constituents, his voting records (1953-1974), speeches and articles, material concerning post offices and a jet port in New Jersey, and files concerning his activities as a United States representative to the 20th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1965. Also included are extensive papers relating to the 83rd to the 93rd Congressional Sessions (1953-1974), containing files on legislation sponsored by Frelinghuysen, Committee on Education and Labor files, Committee on Foreign Affairs files, reports on poverty, the United Nations, and immigration, Hoover Commission reports for 1955, general files, and miscellaneous printed matter, photographs, and tapes.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen, Republican Representative from New Jersey. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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